Verizon tower to be discussed at public hearing

Verizon tower to be discussed at public hearing

The Southampton County Planning Commission will have a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 8, regarding a request by Verizon Wireless to install a 199-foot monopole ... Read more | Add your comment

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Senior bowling league members enjoy each other’s company

The senior bowling league at the Franklin Bowling Center is the highlight of the week for many of its members. Almost all of them said ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Franklin man sought by police  | Add your comment
  2. House fire displaces 1 in Newsoms  | Add your comment
  3. Newspaper to host candidate forum  | Add your comment

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Windsor falls to Sussex Central

Sussex Central rushed for more than 400 yards on its way to a 58-12 win over Windsor on Monday night. The game was scheduled to ... Read more | Add your comment

Isle of Wight bracing for more rain, wind

As of Friday morning, Hurricane Joaquin was expected to pass well offshore from Northeastern North Carolina, Virginia and the rest of the Eastern Seaboard, according ... Read more | Add your comment

New Riverdale principal outlines keys to success

Riverdale Elementary Principal Will Melbye always wanted to play a positive role in the lives of children, but the path he took wasn’t the one ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin, it’s time for fall cleaning

Franklin Fall Amnesty week will take place starting Monday, Oct. 5, at 7 a.m., and will last until Friday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. These ... Read more | Add your comment

County receives finished ornament

The Virginia Association of Counties in June contacted Southampton County Administrator Michael W. Johnson, as well as administrators in 323 other cities and counties within ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Sheriff’s office reports suspicious incident in Boykins  | Add your comment
  2. Windsor library celebrates 20 years of support  | Add your comment
  3. Southampton schools closing early  | Add your comment
  4. No injuries reported in semi truck accident near Capron  | Add your comment
  5. What path will Hurricane Joaquin take?  | Add your comment
  6. Newsoms town council appoints mayor pending legality  | Add your comment
  7. Commonwealth preparing for more extreme weather  | Add your comment
  8. IOW schools dismiss early today  | Add your comment
  9. Isle of Wight’s Edwards garners player of the week  | Add your comment
  10. Sheriff’s office catches burglary suspects  | Add your comment
  11. Franklin police search for larceny suspects  | Add your comment
  12. Weather causing cancellations  | Add your comment
  13. On-time graduation rates up across Virginia  | Add your comment
  14. Second Route 58 Corridor Study meeting to be held today  | Add your comment
  15. Franklin YMCA to celebrate 60 years  | Add your comment
  16. Supervisors cannot arbitrarily change the name of roads  | Add your comment
  17. Art for somebody’s sake: Madelyn Cosby again auctioning her talent  | Add your comment
  18. County to auction surplus vehicles  | Add your comment
  19. Pets can get their own blessing  | Add your comment
  20. Cash stolen from Bojangles  | Add your comment
  21. Financial considerations regarding capital projects delayed  | Add your comment
  22. Members of Franklin Lodge want help identifying old pictures  | Add your comment
  23. Franklin man pleads guilty to heroin charges  | Add your comment
  24. Southampton students learn non-traditional farming methods  | Add your comment
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    Southampton Academy tops  two-time defending state champs

    Southampton Academy tops two-time defending state champs

    Southampton Academy head coach Dale Marks said earlier this season that he had two games circled on his team’s schedule: Rocky Mount and Arendell Parrott. ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Southampton golfer qualifies for state  | Add your comment
    2. Indians continue winning streak  | Add your comment
    3. Raiders volleyball earn another win  | Add your comment


    Riverkeeper report: Rivers a risin’

    Riverkeeper report: Rivers a risin’

    With all the recent rain from the perpetual low that has decided to seemingly permanently attach itself to the East Coast, the local rivers are ... Read more | Add your comment


    Land transfers

    9/1/2015-9/30/2015 Johnnie Cheek Ferguson to Amanda Lynn Crumpler, 30112 Nottoway Lane, Franklin, $70,000. Kay Ellen Drumheller to Garland R. Cannon, 117 Brandon Lane, Franklin, $145,000. ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Artists invited to set up downtown  | Add your comment
    2. Discount cards available in downtown Franklin  | Add your comment


    Hot sunny days needed for cotton harvest

    Hot sunny days needed for cotton harvest

    Even with the sun shining now — finally — the water’s certainly not out of the fields yet. But all is not lost with this ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Upcoming forestry, wildlife field tours to showcase sustainable forestry  | Add your comment
    2. IOW Fair competition results announced  | Add your comment

    Our View

    Meet the candidates

    On the front page of today’s newspaper, we announced the date of a candidate forum for those seeking a position on the Southampton County Board ... Read more | Add your comment


    There’d better be nothing but blue skies from now on

    Thank goodness the clouds finally cleared. When I came into work, I told the publisher ... Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    Former abuse victim credits Sheriff, CA offices for their help

    As someone who has been in foster care and has seen how difficult it can be when offices butt heads, I am very happy to ... Read more | Add your comment


    What is justice?

    At 12:21 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, Kelly Gissendaner was killed by my home state, Georgia. Her execution was carried out nearly 20 years after ... Read more | Add your comment